The inception of the BPISP project was held in Auckland 3-4 November. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify roles, set up project monitoring, research needs, training needs, the communications plan and programme administration. Project Coordinator’s from New Caledonia, Palau, French Polynesia, Fiji and our own TIS Programme Manger from the Cook Islands attended the meeting. Also present were advisors from the Pacific Invasives Initiative, Birdlife International, University of the South Pacific, SPREP, Department of Conservation and LandCare Research. A field trip to Rangitoto Island demonstrated to participants the work done to eradicate rats from Rangitoto and how to keep the island pest free.